The HVAC Industry - A Blessing in Disguise
The HVAC industry could be a blessing in disguise for many Americans. You may be wondering how. Here is the explanation:
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was just passed and has allotted $80 billion to renewable energy, which means that over (a short period of) time, more Americans will choose renewable energy sources, which include systems like geothermal heating that are installed by HVAC specialists.
This means that current HVAC specialists will need some refresher courses on green and renewable energy sources, and some will need to start from the beginning. Not only will this lead to the creation of more jobs in the renewable energy field, but it will also create jobs for those who conduct the training courses, manufacture the products, deliver the products and more. In other words, this could be a potential win-win situation for the HVAC field and the economy — both will benefit and grow — part of the idea behind the Recovery Act.
Many people have lost their jobs and as a result need to find a new career path. With all the exciting developments in the HVAC field, becoming trained as an HVAC technician or specialist presents a promising choice. In most states, it takes only about 3-6 months to become a certified HVAC technician.
In some states, like Michigan, government programs have been created to help the unemployed find jobs and help the unemployed to get retrained in certain fields. The program in Michigan (search for HVAC professionals in Detroit) is called, "No Worker Left Behind." Launched in August 2007, Michigan’s "No Worker Left Behind" free-tuition program has put 61,434 unemployed workers, many of them from the automotive industry, through accredited programs to accelerate their transition to new industries. Each worker receives up to $10,000 to pay for training at an approved training program or institution, as long as they train for work in in-demand sectors like health care or "green-collar" industries. One of these green-collar industries is the HVAC field and what will likely become a new field of renewable energy sources.
Check this directoryof HVAC training schools throughout the US.